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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Mount Holyoke is a highly rated private college located in South Hadley, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,162 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Mount Holyoke acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Economics, Biology, and English. Graduating 84% of students, Mount Holyoke alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,600.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
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Mount Holyoke College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1220-1490
ACT Range
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,234/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,694/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,827/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,552/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,721/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,710/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,162Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • There is no one word
    41%
  • Friendly and accepting
    26%
  • Brilliant
    18%
  • Intellectualy adventurous
    6%
  • Leaders
    6%
  • Changemakers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    39%
  • Empowering
    27%
  • All of the above
    18%
  • Changemaking
    9%
  • Inviting,
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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Graduated 4 years ago, still recalling my time there with great fondness. Mount Holyoke is truly a special place, where a strong sisterhood is actively fostered by the various traditions that Mount Holyoke strives to keep. The academics is absolutely rigorous, and I am still constantly in touch with my professors, who have become mentors in life. I understand as a single sex college, Mount Holyoke (along with others) are struggling to define themselves in this time and age. But I truly believe the single sex environment helps women find their own voice and realize we are capable of everything.
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Mount Holyoke College is a lovely, accepting institution. It creates a beautiful community of bright students who engage in rigorous academic discourse in and out of the classroom. Though at times the administration is a bit self-serving and secretive, all the positives outweigh this part. My only suggestion is that they make good on their promise of being a liberal and progressive institution by becoming a sanctuary campus and divesting from fossil fuels. But otherwise it is a great place for a student wanting an academic challenge and looking for a loving community that will be supportive and understanding no matter your background.
Mount Holyoke is a gorgeous school with an incredible academic program, historic traditions, and of course, M&C's. As a historically women's college, I thought I would miss being at a co-ed school. However, this is not the case. I love being in an environment I feel comfortable in and was able to make friends I really care about. I am giving Mount Holyoke a 4 out of 5 stars because, although I love it, it still has its issues. I wish Mount Holyoke had a more diverse faculty, especially in regards to the history program. I also wish that I had received more financial aid, though many people I know are very happy with the amount they receieved.